PTSD http://iowapublicradio.org en News Buzz: Cyclones at the Sweet 16 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-cyclones-sweet-16 <p>Host Ben Kieffer talks with Iowa Public Radio's Des Moines correspondent <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/people/rick-fredericksen">Rick Fredricksen</a> about how lobotomies became common practice for curing PTSD in Iowa veterans after WWII.&nbsp; Also, the Des Moines Register's <a href="https://twitter.com/Bryce_A_Miller">Bryce Miller</a> discusses the Cyclones in the Sweet 16, and the <a href="http://www.press-citizen.com/article/20140328/NEWS01/140328001/UI-spokesman-Girls-episode-turned-down-protect-university-s-reputation">University of Iowa turns down</a> HBO's <a href="http://www. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:59:02 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Katherine Perkins, Sarah Boden & Ben Stanton 38270 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Cyclones at the Sweet 16 Veterans: Lobotomies to Meditation http://iowapublicradio.org/post/veterans-lobotomies-meditation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From radical brain surgery, to drug therapy and meditation, Iowa veterans have done it all while coping with mental illness in the aftermath of war. Treatments have come a long way since lobotomies were performed on World War II vets in Knoxville. &nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="http://projects.wsj.com/lobotomyfiles/?ch=one">See the Wall Street Journal investigation</a></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 38140 at http://iowapublicradio.org Veterans: Lobotomies to Meditation Honoring Veterans in Hospice http://iowapublicradio.org/post/honoring-veterans-hospice <p>Serving in the military changes one's perspective on life, but often it also alters the way they face death.&nbsp; Ben Kieffer speaks with Deborah Grassman, the CEO and co-founder of <a href="http://opuspeace.org/">Opus Peace</a>.&nbsp; Opus Peace&nbsp; is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people work through trauma.</p><p>Prior to Opus Peace, Grassman worked as a nurse practitioner for three decades at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She was also the director of the VA's hospice program and personally took care of over 10,000 dying veterans.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:16:45 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 38097 at http://iowapublicradio.org Honoring Veterans in Hospice Connecting Military Identity To PTSD & Running RAGBRAI http://iowapublicradio.org/post/connecting-military-identity-ptsd-running-ragbrai <p>Studies estimate that at least one in every five veterans experiences post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, guest host Emily Woodbury talks with two Iowans working to change that statistic.</p><p>Steven Lancaster, an assistant professor of psychology at Drake University, discusses his new study on how a soldier's "military identity" affects their likelihood of experiencing anxiety or depression.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:05:14 +0000 Emily Woodbury 27161 at http://iowapublicradio.org Connecting Military Identity To PTSD & Running RAGBRAI Combat veterans helped by service dogs http://iowapublicradio.org/post/combat-veterans-helped-service-dogs <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Thousands of veterans have returned from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Nightmares or flashbacks, angry outbursts, and hyper vigilance are common symptoms. In addition, many veterans also have to learn to live with physical injuries. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:10:41 +0000 Ben Kieffer 18023 at http://iowapublicradio.org Combat veterans helped by service dogs Sexual Abuse, PTSD and Recovery http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sexual-abuse-ptsd-and-recovery <p>Approximately one out every five children in the United States will be sexually abused before the age of 16. <a href="http://www.larrywohlgemuth.com/" target="_blank">Larry Wohlgemuth</a> was one of those kids. Charity Nebbe talks with him about his experiences and his new book, “Larry Tells Stories: A Journey of Sexual Abuse, PTSD and Recovery.” Charity also talks with <a href="http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/name/Kathy_A_Lowenberg_MA,LMHC_Iowa+City_Iowa_85191" target="_blank">Kathy Lowenberg</a> who counsels victims of sexual abuse.</p><p></p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:05:58 +0000 Charity Nebbe 11384 at http://iowapublicradio.org Sexual Abuse, PTSD and Recovery Service dogs help combat veterans cope http://iowapublicradio.org/post/service-dogs-help-combat-veterans-cope <p>Thousands of veterans have returned from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.&nbsp; Nightmares or flashbacks, angry outbursts, and hyper vigilance are common symptoms. In addition, many veterans also have to learn to live with physical injuries.&nbsp; A Des Moines-based not-for-profit called Paws and Effect is helping some Iowa veterans live better lives.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:17:10 +0000 Ben Kieffer 346 at http://iowapublicradio.org Service dogs help combat veterans cope